BIOL 1611 LABORATORY, MW
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I Laboratory
SPRING SEMESTER 2006
COURSE SYLLABUS AND GRADING POLICIES
Aisha I. Kelly, M.S.
Georgia Perimeter College – Rockdale Campus, RA1170
MW 9:00am-11:30am; TR 1:30pm-3:00pm; F 11:00am-1:00pm
Biology 1611 Lecture
and Physiology Laboratory Manual
(Cat Version), 7th. ed. by Elaine. N. Marieb, 2002.
This is a
laboratory covering microscopic survey of animal cells and tissues, skeletal
system, muscle system (animal dissection and muscle identification of human
models), nervous system including the brain and sense organs.
promptly at 12:00 pm. While student attendance is not mandatory, it is
essential for complete understanding of the material covered in class.
Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class meeting. There
will not be an opportunity to turn in or make up any assignments, class
activities, or exams resulting from a student’s absence. In the case of
any absence, the student is responsible for all work missed.
Composition of the Final
Grade Grading Scale
5 Laboratory exams (80%)
A = 90 – 100%
(20%) B = 80 – 89%
C = 70 – 79%
D = 60 –
F = Below 60%
credit projects or papers will not be considered.
must be student-initiated. A
student who officially withdraws from this course by midpoint will receive a
“W.” A student who withdraws after the midpoint of the grading period
(including final examinations) will receive a “WF” unless approval as a hardship
withdrawal is received from the appropriate department head or dean. Students
that stop attending classes and do not fill out the necessary paperwork for
withdrawal will receive an “F” for the course.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT STATEMENT
If you are a student who is disabled as
defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require assistance or
support services, please seek assistance through the Center for Disability
Services. A CDS Counselor will coordinate those activities.
Center for Disability Services
Students with a documented disability who
require support services are encouraged to contact the counselors at the Center
for Disability Services to determine whether they qualify for support services
(tutors, interpreters, note-takers, and classroom modifications). Please
contact the Center at (404) 299-4038.
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
As a community committed to learning, it is
expected that students attending Georgia Perimeter College will be honest in the
presentation of their own academic work. In keeping with this expectation, the
College recognizes and specifies that students shall not attempt to defraud,
deceive, or mislead an instructor in arriving at an honest grade assessment.
Any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead
constitutes cheating. Plagiarism is a form of cheating that involves presenting
as one’s own the ideas or work of another. Both cheating and plagiarism are
examples of academic dishonesty. As applied to student users of Georgia
Perimeter computer systems, academic dishonesty also includes, but is not
- Submitting the programs, documentation, or program
results of another person as one’s own;
- Obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized access
to information stored in electronic form; and/or
- Submitting false results of a program’s output for a
class assignment or falsifying the results of program execution for the
purpose of improving a grade.
Students are informed of the Academic
Honesty Policy through the Georgia Perimeter College Catalog, through the
Student Handbook, and through applicable course syllabi, statements of course
requirements, and statements of use of Georgia Perimeter College computer
Both initial and any subsequent violation of
this policy will result in a formal hearing by the Student College Court.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Georgia Perimeter College adheres to
affirmative action policies designed to promote diversity and equal opportunity
for all faculty and students.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
No person shall, on the grounds of race,
sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded from
employment or participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Georgia Perimeter
The content of this syllabus is tentative and subject to modification when
AND HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
General Laboratory Safety
- Bare feet are not permitted
in the lab and open-toed shoes are discouraged.
- Absolutely no
smoking, drinking, or eating is allowed in any Science
- Desktops must be cleaned
before and after each laboratory meeting.
- All materials must be
returned to their proper storage area at the end of the lab period.
- Glassware and instruments
must be cleaned and dried.
- The tabletop area is not to
be used for materials that are not essential to the experiment (e.g.,
pocketbooks, lecture text books, etc.). Store materials away from the work
- Safety goggles must
be worn in the lab when instructed.
- Gloves must be worn at all
times while dissecting, working with preserved specimens, or hazardous
- Bandage all cuts on hands
before dissecting or using chemical reagents.
- No lab material of any kind
may leave the laboratory.
- Always wash hands
before leaving the laboratory.
- Never wear loose jewelry
while working in a laboratory.
- Students must only handle
their own bodily fluids.
General Chemical Safety
- Some chemicals used in this
laboratory may be absorbed by contact lenses. It is advisable to remove
contacts before lab or wear tight fitting goggles during lab exercises that
will involve these chemicals.
- In the event of any
accident, notify the instructor immediately.
Do not attempt to clean up broken glass or spilled chemicals yourself.
- Do not taste chemicals or
pipet solutions by mouth.
- Dispose of all chemical
waste in the proper waste container.
NEVER pour any chemical down the sink without permission from your
Proper Equipment Safety
- Care must be taken when
handling and carrying microscopes. Carry microscopes with both hands.
- Microscopes must be stored
with the lowest magnification lens in position on the nosepiece. The
lens must be cleaned with only lens paper. Lights should be turned
off and the electrical cord properly secured. All immersion oil must be
cleaned from the lenses and stage before leaving the lab.
- Make sure that gas
nozzles and water faucets are turned OFF before leaving the
- Be cautious when using hot
plates. Assume that any hot plate on a bench or table is still hot and
do not pick it up.
- When using bunsen burners,
long hair must be tied back and extreme care taken when working around the
flame. The burner should be positioned on the lab worktable beyond the
immediate work area.
- Chairs should be pushed
under the tables at the end of the lab period.
- Do not write
on models or charts at any time.
- Care must be taken when
working with models. All models must be reassembled (or disassembled
when working with molecular models) and returned to their proper
storage area at the end of each lab period.
Biohazard and Chemical Waste
- Always dispose of
chemical waste as instructed.
- Place chemical waste in
properly labeled storage containers.
- Never pour any
chemical down sink drains unless instructed to do so by your laboratory
- Always place only solid
biohazard waste in the red-bag lined Biohazard Waste Box.
- Dispose of broken glass
into the Glass Disposal Box.
- Dispose of broken slides,
used toothpicks, or any other small sharp objects into the Sharp's
- Even though simulated blood
or sterile blood used in some experiments is considered non-hazardous,
it should be still be treated as though it was hazardous. Dispose of pipets or
toothpicks used in the blood experiments only into the Sharp's container or
Biohazard Waste Box as instructed by your laboratory instructor.
Dispose of bacterial gram stained slides into the Sharp's Container or
modified 22 July 2003
CODE OF CONDUCT AND PROFESSIONALISM
The College is a
community of learners. Students, as well as faculty, have a responsibility for
creating and maintaining an environment that supports effective instruction. In
order for faculty members to provide and students to receive effective
instruction in classrooms, laboratories, online courses, and other learning
areas, Georgia Perimeter College expects students to conduct themselves in an
orderly and cooperative manner.
Please refer to the
Student Conduct Code of GPC which notes that "failure by a
student to follow prescribed rules of conduct will subject him or her to
disciplinary sanctions by the College Court and/or Dean of Student Services."
A significant part
of the course grade will be based on professional conduct. The
classroom [and laboratory] is an adult learning environment and should be
treated as such. Professionalism will be based on the attitudes and
responsibilities exhibited by students as adult learners. The following will be
expectations of professional conduct by the student in the classroom and
I agree to the following:
- Coming to class on time.
- Not leaving the class early
for any reason other than an emergency.
- Doing your own work and not
- Upholding the College
Academic Honor Code by not cheating on assignments, quizzes, and exams or
attempting to do so.
- Turning off all
electronic devices unless there is an emergency.
- Notifying the instructor
prior to missing assignments, quizzes, or exams.
- Maintaining a clean
environment including the responsibility of cleaning laboratory
glassware used and placing materials in their proper storage areas.
- Respecting other students
and their opinions
- Respecting the
- Not exhibiting disruptive
behavior in the classroom.
- Not discussing grades in
- Participating in classroom
- Being prepared for class
including purchasing any additional materials needed for the course.
- Reading assigned materials
prior to class.
- Being responsible for your
- Turning in assignments when
- Not playing games on
classroom computers while in class.
- Not downloading or
uploading any computer programs or pornography on college computers.
- Reading, understanding and
complying with all expectations indicated in a course syllabus.
- Complying with and
following all class policies and procedures as instituted by individual class
FORM OF UNDERSTANDING AND
COMMITMENT TO SAFETY CONTRACT
This document must
be signed and returned to the laboratory instructor by the second (2nd.)
laboratory class meeting.
ID # ___________________
Meeting Time ____________
- I have received a printed
copy or have been instructed as to how to retrieve from the Internet a copy of
the laboratory syllabus and safety protocol.
- I have read and understand
all policies concerning laboratory protocol as outline in the laboratory
- I have been instructed in
laboratory safety rules and hazardous material disposal and will
follow these rules at all times while in the laboratory.
- I understand that I may be
penalized or withdrawn from the laboratory class by violating
any safety rule or hazardous material protocol.
- I understand that if I
withdraw from lab, I will be automatically withdrawn from lecture.
- I understand that disposing
of regular trash articles into a designated red bag lined biohazard box is in
severe violation of the safety protocol and may be punishable by immediate
withdrawal from the lab and consequently from the lecture class.
- I understand that I
cannot remove any material from the laboratory.
- I will not mutilate,
disfigure, or destroy any laboratory material/equipment utilized in the
- I will only present
original work and not that of others.
- I understand the penalties
concerning plagiarism and cheating.
- I will clean up
whatever mess I make including washing test tubes and beakers.
- I will come to lab
prepared to conduct/perform laboratory experiments/exercises.
- I will not bring any
type of food or drink into any laboratory.
- I will not reconfigure the
lab computers nor install any program onto the lab computers.
- I understand that taking,
damaging, or the malicious destruction of Georgia Perimeter College property
(i.e. Destruction or taking of models, slides, scopes, chemicals, etc.) is
prohibited and will be subject to punishment prescribed in accordance with the
Student Responsibilities Section of the college catalog.